Claim: A mural in Iraq depicts an airplane slamming into buildings resembling the World Trade Center towers.
Origins: On 26 March 2003, a mural
showing an airplane crashing into one of two tall vertical buildings and setting it aflame (while a second airplane approaches the other building) was discovered by U.S. Marines searching Iraqi military headquarters in Nasiriya. The plane in this cheerily-hued painting bears the logo and color scheme of Iraqi Airlines.
The now famous photo, which shows two Marines in front of the mural, was taken by Joe Raedle, a photo journalist accompanying the
No comment has so far been offered as to whether the mural
Barbara “artless” Mikkelson
Last updated: 6 July 2008